87th Mandrill Airborne (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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87th Mandrill Airborne
Unit Profile (as of 3071)
Nickname Red Skies Cluster
Parent Formation Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant
Formed
Disbanded 3071 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Eighty-seventh Mandrill Airborne Cluster was a front line cluster of Kindraa Beyl-Grant, and was stationed on Shadow in 3059.[1]

In 3066 Kindraa Beyl-Grant challenged for the position of saKhan within the Clan in an attempt to bring more Warden causes before the Clan Council. Kindraa Sainze, holder of the office, was infuriated and struck at the Beyl-Grant with three Clusters. The fighting was fierce and Beyl-Grant stood a good chance of being annihilated but Kindraa Payne and Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga intervened and forced the Sainze warriors to withdraw. The Eighty-seventh survived this conflict to form part of the new Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant.[2]

In December 3071 the Fire Mandrills declared Trials of Reaving against the Snuka and Vong Bloodnames. Supported by the CFM Anathema the Mandrills dropped the remainder of Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant’s touman on to the planet of Arcadia including the Eighty-seventh, where they were destroyed by the Fourth Bear Regulars and saKhan Aletha Kabrinski’s Silverroot Keshik.[3]

Officers[edit]

Between 3059 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Dora Beyl.[4][5]

Tactics[edit]

The Elementals and OmniMechs of the Cluster are skilled in high-atmosphere drop insertions, and the Elementals are also Zero-G combat experts.[4]

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

Eighty-seventh Mandrill Airborne Cluster - Veteran/Questionable [4]

3067[edit]

Eighty-seventh Mandrill Airborne Cluster - Veteran/Questionable [5]

  • 85% full strength with 95% of the force equipped with OmniMechs

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 42
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 50, "Unit Profile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"

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